I bear no grudge against Ganduje, says Sanusi

As court restrains Kano govt from taking action against emirate council Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says the emirate council under him holds no grudge against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state. Sanusi made the remarks when members of the Kano State Assembly paid him a courtesy visit at his palace yesterday. The emir and the governor fell out shortly after the general election. There were reports that the monarch opposed Ganduje’s reelection and in turn, the governor assented the bill to break the emirate into five. Subsequently, the…

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Emir Sanusi faces suspension ‘danger’ after query from Ganduje

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has issued a query to Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano, over alleged financial misappropriation. The Office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) issued the letter on behalf of the Governor. The development comes less than two days after Sanusi and Ganduje shook hands and prayed together during the eid-el-fitr celebrations, and the recommendation of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission that the Emir be suspended, saying during its investigation, it uncovered that N3.4 billion was misspent by the emirate under…

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Kano court quashes appointment of Ganduje’s four new emirs

A Kano high court has declared the appointment and installation of four new emirs in Kano State as illegal. The court sitting was held on Wednesday at Ungogo Judicial Division in Kano. It voided the four new emirs’ appointment by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, the Cable reported. The state high court had on May 10 issued an ex parte order restricting Ganduje from going ahead with the establishment of new Emirates or appointing any new emir. But Ganduje defied the order, he had issued out appointment letters to…

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Kingmakers sue Ganduje for splitting Kano emirate

Kingmakers in Kano Emirate have dragged Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to a State High Court challenging his decision to create four new Emirates in the state. In the suit with number K/197/2019 filed on Tuesday at a State High Court, Ganduje, the State House of Assembly, Attorney-General of the state and five others were listed as the defendants, while the kingmakers— Yusuf Nabahani (Madakin Kano), Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim (Makaman Kano), Bello Abubakar (Sarkin Dawaki man Tuta) and Mukhtari Adnan (Sarikin Ban Kano) — were listed as first, second, third and…

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Battle for Kano: Again, Ganduje flouts court order, presents staff of office to new emirs

… Offers Sanusi II three options • New emirs appointed before court order – Ganduje • Wudil rejects inclusion in new Gaya emirate • As emir Sanusi returns to hero’s welcome after London trip Flouting a court order that restrained him from taking further action, Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, yesterday commenced presentation of staff of office to newly appointed emirs. On Friday, a Kano High Court sitting at Ungogo, had ordered the governor to maintain the status quo and take no further action on the controversial breakage of…

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Kano Emirate: Sword of Damocles hangs over Sanusi’s head

… As Ganduje sets to remove or whittle down his power • To split emirate into five with equal power and status • The move is politically motivated – PDP lawmakers Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relaunched a move that signals either the removal of Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano or the whittling down of his powers. On Monday, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council under Sanusi II. Also at Monday’s plenary…

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